Monday, May 31, 2010


On May 22, 2010, we graduated our baby. He is 17 years old and out of high school now. We have homeschooled his whole's all he's ever known. He's a well rounded, intelligent, happy young man and we are so very proud of him.

He has so many things that he enjoys but one of his favorite things is to run sound boards for bands. We've lovingly dubbed him our 'A/V junkie' and while it's a passion for him, with graduation he announced what his plans for the future are....our son is going to enter college in the spring and take 2 years of criminal justice. When he turns 21, he will join the police academy and become a police officer with a goal of being on the SWAT team. (BIG sigh.......) How proud I am and how this Mama heart fills her throat. I'm sure God has big plans for his life. After all, saving him in the womb is proof of that....I trusted God with his life then, and I will continue to trust God for his life now.

Enjoy just a few pictures from his big night!!...

Even celebrating..he's not crazy about crowds!

The big moment...diploma in hand!!

Gift time!! Sure to bring a smile!!

Son...I'm so very proud of you!!! I pray God's blessings on your life...

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Blogging on the Run!!

I'm one month into the new job and I must say that I'm making progress...GOOD progress. I'm getting past the frustrations of my world being turned upside down. I'm coping with a house that isn't spotless, or cleaned the way "mom would do it", but it is clean and we're managing just fine.

About my God time. I spent the good portion of this past month explaining to God that I didn't have time to spend time with Him. I've whined and complained and decided in my mind that it just couldn't be done when God took things in His own hands. Last Sunday, my SS teacher asked me to teach the ladies class for the next two weeks. Well of course I began to give her all of the reasons why I couldn't do it. She just smiled and quietly said, " Deb, I'm sure you'll do fine." What could I do??

I've realized over this week that teaching this class was God's way of disciplining His daughter. Of course I have time to hang out with Him....I just have to make it a priority to do it, and by dropping this class in my lap, even for just a couple of weeks, He made His's time to quit whining and complaining and get back to life. It's just a new chapter, not the end of the world.

I took my spanking, repented and find myself now thankful for this job that He blessed me with.

The facts are: I DO enjoy my job. I have some of the kindest patients and they do a better job of blessing me than I do of blessing them. I have a wonderful boss. I don't always agree with him, but he has been patient and kind to me and I'm grateful for that. I get to work with my best girlfriend every day and that is a blessing for both of us!! My family has stepped up to the plate to help around the house.'s not always done like I'd do it, but it's done and I've learned many lessons in humbleness and thankfulness.

On another note: DS graduated from high school last Saturday. Since I don't have to work tomorrow, I'll get busy on here and share some pictures and some moments from that very emotional night.

Got to run for now and change clothes. It's time for church (almost) and tonight is our outreach night. I always love I Care night because I get to go to the homes of our shut ins and hopefully brighten their day!!

Love you my bloggy family!! Thanks for checking in with me as I seem to now be 'Blogging on the Run!!'

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Wow. I really miss you guys!! Not getting to blog regularly is a real bummer and I feel like I'm missing out on so much of what's going on in your lives!!! Please keep checking back with me!..there won't be as many posts, but I will try to do my best. I'm not ready to quit just yet!

The new job is going much better. This week I've been mostly on my own and have only needed to chase down the lady that is training me (she's busy learning another position as well!) only occasionally. I'm remembering more than I'm forgetting and the knot that has been living in the pit of my stomach for the last week and a half, is actually loosening up on occasion.

Personally, I still find myself in a bit of a struggle to be at home, but with each passing day things seem to be getting a smidge better (within myself).

DH and the kids have really stepped up to the plate to fill in the gaps that my going back to work has opened. It's been a great lesson for me in humbleness as I go around saying "Thank You" much more than usual.

After eighteen years as a SAHM I'd gotten quite used to taking care of everyone and everything so to let go and let someone else clean the kitchen or wash a load of towels is quite an adjustment.

I've been blessed so much on my job to meet so many wonderful people!! I have laughed and smiled, shared and listened to's been quite a refreshing experience in many ways.

Another struggle is finding balance....or at the very least, a new kind of balance. The biggest challenge: my God time..DH leaves for work right before me and at night the kids get home anywhere between 8 and 10 p.m. Trying to divide my time has been a tough process of learning and one that I'm still getting lessons on. I could try getting up a little earlier but staying up to check in with the kids at night makes that difficult for least right now...

So there you have it...another rushed post, but hopefully you're caught up and know what's going on in my corner of the world.

What's going on with all of you??

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Worship Him

"Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."
Proverbs 31:28-30, NLT

Saturday, May 8, 2010

What a Week!!!!!!!!!

No...I haven't disappeared, but what a week this has been!!

As everyone knows, I began a new job this past Monday. I'm a front desk receptionist at a busy chiropractic clinic where I live. No big to most people maybe, but to this lady....BIG deal!!

You see, this is my first job in a little over 18 years!! It's way different than being a stay at home mom for sure!!!

To say I've been a bit overwhelmed this week would be an understatement. I've had all of my bloggy friends on my mind and in my heart, but I've just been way too tired to try to post anything. Hopefully with a little time, I can at least do a few posts a week and stay in touch with everyone!!!

I have to admit, by Tuesday evening I had a pretty big deal break down, complete with sobs and the inability to catch my breath. I confessed to DH that I missed him, my kids, my home, my cat, my dog, my laundry, my dirty get the picture. I truly felt that I'd abandoned everything that meant anything at all to me. DD still isn't too thrilled and even DS admitted yesterday that he was missin' his mom.

I'm quite certain this is an adjustment period and that, given a little time, things will fall into a new this moment though, I find myself second guessing if this is what I should be doing....

About my's very overwhelming right now. So much to learn and so much has changed in the office world since 1982 (the last time I worked in an office setting!!). However, by week's end I found myself remembering more than I was I'm certain that's a good thing. My boss is all business, but a sweetie at heart and his wife and kids are adorable. I get to work with my best girlfriend and another lady that has a tough exterior, but is a sweetie at heart.

And the patients....oh yes...I'm in love. I have met some of the kindest, sweetest people. Definitely a perk to the job!!

So...I'm hoping next week is easier and smoother. Doc said that I came in on a tough week...we were short handed, I'm trying to learn a new job and so was another lady and Doc was trying to run between both of us!!!

It ended on a good note though and at quitting time Friday, Doc leaned over my desk and with smile said, "You made it through the first week....are you coming back Monday???....."

I assured him I was.....

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sharing From My Inbox!!

I got SO tickled when I read this!! Then I got paranoid.....WHO has been following me around and been spying on me????

Hope you enjoy!!!!



Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back
on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think,
since I'm going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table,
and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the Pepsi aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Pepsi is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Pepsi on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I'll be looking for the remote,
but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:
the car isn't washed
the bills aren't paid
there is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter
the flowers don't have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can't find the remote,
I can't find my glasses,
and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day,
and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem,
and I'll try to get some help for it,
but first I'll check my e-mail....

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Worship Him

"He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.
Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord, who have no confidence in the proud or in those who worship idols.
O Lord my God, You have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal.
If I tried to recite all Your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them."

Psalm 40:3-5, NLT

Saturday, May 1, 2010

God Made a Decision

Wanted to pass along that God made His decision....Monday morning I start my new job!!

For the first time in 18 years, 3 months..I will get ready and go to work. I am completely at peace with this and it's simply because I handed to God and let Him have His way. Yes, His timing was different than mine, but I'm confident in Him and I know that He gave me this at this time for a purpose and I'm excited to see what that purpose is.

So last night, DD and I went shopping for me some clothes to wear in an office setting. Being a SAHM, there isn't much need for nice pants and shirts and cute little shoes!

I'm excited and a little nervous but as with most things in life, the end to one chapter is the beginning to a new one.

I'll still be blogging, of course, and I'm sure with a new job, there will be plenty of opportunities to see God. I may not post quite as often, but still, as God leads.

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement as I waited on God!!